Cornerback Jason McCourty underwent successful surgery on his broken right forearm Tuesday morning, TitanInsider has learned.
According to a league source, McCourty's injury is similar to the one Vincent Fuller suffered last year, and McCourty is expected to miss three to four weeks.
McCourty suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-10 victory over the New York Giants and had a temporary cast placed on the arm right away. He did not return to the game.
The Titans were evaluating the injury on Monday, but coach Jeff Fisher admitted then that surgery was an option.
McCourty, a a second-year man from Rutgers, only minutes earlier had recorded the first interception of his NFL career. He picked off a pass that Eli Manning threw left-handed into the end zone while being pressured.
McCourty won the starting job over Alterraun Verner in training camp. Verner, a fourth-round rookie from UCLA, replaced McCourty in the lineup after the injury and recovered an Ahmad Bradshaw fumble in the second half.
With the surgery, it leaves the Titans thin at the cornerback position with only three healthy players there. Ryan Mouton, who was inconsistent during preseason, becomes the top backup, with nickelback Vincent Fuller or safety Michael Griffin the next option should more injuries occur.
The Titans worked out cornerbacks Frank Walker, Jacques Reeves and Chevis Jackson two weeks ago.
Walker's agent spoke to the Titans on Monday, but apparently was told that the team was going to wait before making any roster move.
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